MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

Bashir report on statelessness piles pressure on Myanmar

Campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir has won the overwhelming backing of the European Parliament for his groundbreaking report demanding action on the issue of statelessness in Asia. The report was approved by a plenary sitting of the Parliament in Strasbourg today (Tuesday) following worsening suppression of the world’s largest group of stateless people, the Rohingyas in Myanmar. The vote is expected …

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Amjad: We must unite to show terror cannot prevail

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir today called for unity across all communities in the face of the Manchester bomb attack. Mr Bashir, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “This is a shocking and callous attack, deliberately targeting our British way of life. “Sickeningly, it targeted families, children and teenagers enjoying a fun night out. They could have been the children …

Bashir on a mission to boost trade

Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir is on a one-man trade mission to Pakistan this week to explore further the huge opportunities he foresees for boosting commerce once the UK leaves the European Union. The Conservative politician will deliver a series of seminars and lectures to key government and business figures about the possibilities opened up by Brexit, as well as receiving …

Portrait of MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

MEPs back Bashir report on Myanmar

MEPs have backed proposals by Amjad Bashir to challenge Myanmar and end the suffering of stateless people. Today the European Parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee voted in favour of a report by the Conservative MEP calling for unified international action to promote the granting of citizenship to the Rohingya people. The vote came just days after Myanmar’s leaders denied the …

Amjad: We always faced talks about talks

Amjad Bashir MEP today said the UK should respond with caution to the publication today of the European Union’s draft guidelines following the triggering of Article 50.   The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber said: “It was always inevitable that this process would start with talks about talks and negotiations about negotiations.   “Mr Tusk is talking about …

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Amjad raises key human rights issues with UN

The plight of victims of political oppression in Kashmir and Myanmar has been raised at high level talks by campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir. Mr Bashir raised the twin cases of abuse during the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber was speaking as part of a delegation from …

Amjad Bashir MEP speaks on air pollution

Air pollution breaches show Leeds is not alone in facing challenges

The European Commission has sent a final warning to five EU countries, including the UK, regarding persistent breaches of nitrogen dioxide in 16 air quality zones. Commissioners raised concerns over high levels of air pollution in cities including Leeds, London, Birmingham, and Glasgow. Yorkshire Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir said: “Pollution comes from economic success. That is why five major European economies are all …